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to have said, * that when you go into city hall, you walk up the central staircase. you don't walk on one of the side staircases because for our community, it is so important for us to walk up that central staircase and for us to be in the middle of everything and for everyone to know that we are here. and all these years later, we've made a lot of strides in the lgbt community, but we still have so much work to do around hiv issues, around our youth, around discrimination, around transinclusion, and all the things that we know that harvey had he been here today would still be working on and leading on. and, so, we have to keep doing our work. and frankly, we can't take for granted that queer people are going to keep getting elected to office if we don't work on that and focus on that, we'll quickly slide back. so, we're here today to remember and also to look forward. so, it is my great honor to turn the mic over to our mistress of ceremonies, one of harvey's legislative aides and now the director of emergency management in san francisco and one of my absolute favorite people in city hal
>> good afternoon, everyone, almost good evening, and welcome to san francisco city hall. i'm supervisor scott wiener. i have the honor of representing district 8 including the castro on the board of supervisors. and which district are formerly represented by harvey milk. supervisor olague likes to remind me we share the district 5 represented by milk. and we're here today to remember supervisor harvey milk and mayor george moscone who were brutally assassinated decades ago. and we gather every year to remember, and not just to remember and to mourn, but also to remember the positives and to remember frankly both of these great men and what they contributed to our community. you know, with respect to harvey milk, there will never, ever be another harvey milk in our community in terms of what he represented for our community in terms of a step forward. we are now elected lgbt peep to office and harvey was such an incredible trail blazer, not? in just getting elected, but in being a great leader and always holding his head high for our community. and i know when i was first sw
's death. but police say the investigation is still ongoing. >>> a san jose city council is said to take a stand in the legal battle of same-sex marriage in california. today the city council decided to take a vote next tuesday on whether to join the san francisco friend of the court. the supreme court will hold argumenting on the legal argument of proposition eight. >> we need to stand up on behalf of our residents and on behalf of all the members of lgbt community and on to show them that we believe in the equal treatment of all. >>> the california supreme court heard arguments in san francisco today on whether cities and counties can legally ban marijuana dispensaries. since medical marijuana was legalized in california in 1996, about 200 cities and counties have placed bans or moratoriums on pot clubs. the state supreme court is hearing a challenge to a ban in the city of river side. >> if you were to allow these institutions to be banned. county by county, city by city, that is exactly the opposite of what the legislature was trying to accomplish which is to make this available thro
and this lobbying back and forth are important individuals in this city. this is not the kind of correspondence that one deletes because it is of no value as a record. one deletes this information to conceal what it contains. mr. wooding said that there is a bigger issue here. the bigger issue is one of ethics. now, this matter can be reduced and narrowed down to a technical, legal point. that will make it much easier to dismiss this case as virtually every other sunshine case has been dismissed. but, this is an ethics commission. it would be nice if there were a professional emphasis here. even so there isn't. it would be good if once in a while the ethical dimension of the behaviors that you are hearing about would be considered rather than just be loop holes and technicalities of the law, thank you very much. >> thank you, very much. >> it looks like people are lining up. >> i am sorry. >> good evening, commissioners. my name is nancy wo rkul >> mr. ginsberg is guilty of willful disobedience of the sunshine ordinance, he is a attorney and he knows not to use a smoking gun at a computing, not
and underinsured vehicles operating as taxicabs in the city. both of these companies prey on the under employed and fib experienced of the city putting them to work in under insured nonlicensed and under regulated vehicles for the purpose of in town point to point transportation for hire. thea companies also heavily promote heavily to their driver during busy time to tell them no special license or insurance is required and the transportation that they are providing is on a for-hire basis. this makes them taxi companies in practice, definitely not ride sharing, especially when these companies are taking 20% of what the drivers are getting paid. both of these companies are publicly claiming that they are exempt from regulation, that they are providing ride sharing. and the moneys collected are donations. however, they are actively recruiting drivers with claims of making extra money and meeting interesting people just like you do as a cab driver. i've seen many incidents reported on one of their internal driver lounges on facebook reporting accidents, extortion up to threats of vie will betionv.
, count on the city and a good budget, valerie, count on your attorney, valerie, good luck with your salary. valerie, count on the city and give it to this one, please. some budgets may be larger and some budgets may be small. and remember this one, go ask alice, i think she will know, when budget and proportions are getting small and we're going to fix it up now and you are going to make it all -- go ask alice and we're going to win . i have been done since you will be gone, and i hope don't know what went wrong. say it isn't true and don't it make your budget brown eyes -- and don't it make your budget brown eyes, don't it make your budget brown eyes blue, bring it back to you, please. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> anne lehman, director of policy at the department of status of women. i am less than halftime position and i having there for almost 20 years. i am here to tell you that you get a lot of bang for your buck when you have staff at department. we are a very small staff, but we're a very creative group that has gotten recognition for our novel programs around do
of these years later after buildings buck yellinged the city is in danger. >> the earthquake shook san francisco. nearly a quarter century later much of the city is vulnerable. >> this may be surprising is that the same building exists all over the city. you can find them in sunset and direction. >> david work was the stoi survey so called soft structures. buildings where the first story might be week because a wide open sprais space has been carved out. the city identified nearly 3,000 of the most dangerous staggering. >> 3,000 buildings, house close to 60,000 residents and 7,000 workers. and small businesses. the buildings trgited are wood frame built between 1978, three or more stories with five, or more units of housing. gavin news yom called for a mandatory measure. now, that is the plan. and the work could cost close to $150,000 one group is on board. >> i believe it's a burden to property owners financially and tenants having work done in bilgds but you put put a price on life safety. >> cording to supervisor hsu banks will offer financing package skptz retro fits will be phased in giving
. people don't do that. they drive. a bay area made up of 101 city with mayor who have to answer to the voters. but silicon valley more of a renal until identity the bay area economic vitality becomes everyone's business. ceo of joint venture silicon valley is hopeful. >> economic is more powerful than politic. this is un finding and political forces may dividing forces but overwhelmed by the economic. i'm hopeful. >>reporter: russell also warns that come back in silicon valley could be separate if consumer confidence way or spend are silicon valley to off pace the recovery and rest of the state and the nation. in sap jose, david louie abc 7 news. >> very encouraging news. people want to work in silicon valley but not everyone wants to live there. they would rather commute from san francisco or east bay. live picture now on traffic along interstate 80 in the berkeley area. now that drive time adds up now a new study shows the bay area traffic is just as bad as that in los angeles. in fact there's only one other city where drivers have it worse than we do. but there is a
not understood] my city to have list for each one of the homeless in your district. if they are veteran, they are going to get housing. if they are not veteran, i work now behind this issue to help our sheriff to give warm job for the people who ending their own time in the jail. god bless you and god bless everyone who work and try to make it his district better than other. and i would -- i don't for get to tell our supervisor, happy, happy african month day. thank you. carmen, good luck for you. we still love you and i would like to [inaudible]. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. [speaker not understood]. don't give money to the friends and foundation, don't accept money from the friends foundation. [speaker not understood] little corporate northrop philanthropyists give [speaker not understood]. when the friends of the library made its original claim that it would raise $16 million for the branch libraries in the year 2000 in assets of $23 million. at the end of the most recent year for which we have figures, the friends net assets of 8.9 million. thus during the 12 years of the branch
francisco. there is an interesting program that's being commended by bevan dufty. our city has secured a million dollars in state funding to expand and improve our shelter system such as the one i'm living in at providence. this bayview shelter requires approval by the city planning commission. there will also be an opportunity to participate in that process later this year, he he said, and again there will be a public notice. if approved, there will be a competitive bidding process to designate the shelter operator. i was going to offer a name of a church. i know there are many you know here in the city including st. francis of assissi. i would like to offer up saint john's church and mother brown as a parties -- participant for three reasons. one is the brain trust we allow. also the second reason * of course is the teachings of the prophecy by john of jesus christ. and third, an address [speaker not understood] 66 sixth street. i would like to include -- have i run out of time? >> you have 20 seconds left. >>> thank you. you're part of the contract. god told him to obey its term.
the murders of two seasoned detectives. cornell bernard is live in santa cruz. >> the city is a city in mourning today following the death of two police officers killed in the line of duty. when they came to a home here on north branciforte avenue, a suspect opened fire on them. investigators are still combing every single inch of this crime scene looking for evidence. the police community continues to mourn their death a memorial has begun at police headquarters for detective sergeant baker and his colleague, detective his bet butler. the officers responded to a home and were met with gun officer. they were killed. a half hour later, the suspect was spotted and chased by police. >> a chase ensued. gunfire was exchanged between goulet and a team of sheriff deputies and santa cruz police officers. the suspect was killed at the scene. >> right now it is a time to connect and support one other and listening and talking trying to set a tone for the next few days and weeks. >> the police chaplains comforting the families who are grieving, schools were put on lockdown for a short
it has an opportunity to unveil many of our cultural aspirations in the city of san francisco. it has been 160 years, and we know our history well. my ascension to this office has been one of those things that people still consider me pretty special so much special not because of me but because of our community. this tab will have international status. gobs of people will want to have it, reflective of not only our history but if i go to washington dc tomorrow we will have an opportunity to talk with the rest of the mayors across the country is to how to celebrate new year's. this would be another example. want to congratulate again claudine and the whole team, postmaster general, is leadership is always been important. and the public service that she does not only in delivering the mail and postal service but reflective of the stamp and the u.s. postal service office that we get this opportunity to have a national platform on which our culture affinities can be displayed. happy new year. (chinese) thank you mayor lee. every year the united states postal service in washington
of new york city is dead at the age of 88. >>> alaskan flight, the pilot passing out in the cockpit. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presb
to be in the city versus traditionally in silicon valley. >> cal train says it's seen a steady increase in ridership. there are now more riders in its history and realtors say they see a trend, tech workers choose choosing san francisco. over the selling point. >> noe valley because it's towards southern part of the city and easier commute to get on to the freeways but you can see buttses on union street waiting to pick people up. >> the transportation commission here says we're never going to defeat congestion but we can manage witness good planning and right projects well. don't have, perhaps ideal deal but a reasonable speed on the roads. police ride id fid and released photos of a 13-year-old found murdered in fairfield. january yell conway allen found friday morning. they released this surveillance photo from when she was last seen thursday afternoon. investigators from fairfield çc.pkq been working on the case nonstop since conway-allen's body was found. they're asking anyone who may have seen this girl just before she disappeared to please, call fairfield police. >> a pittsburgh man is under
't match the need, even though lacasa, for instance is leveraging the city's 7:1. we need you to stand up and support the funds. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> thank you. good afternoon. supervisors, beverlily upton, [skwao-uft/] director of the san francisco domestic violence consortium on october 22, 2000 san francisco reiterated its commitment to end domestic violence in san francisco when clay joyce was killed in front of her children. as we do become their allis in the community, as well, this supplemental, thank you president chiu and the board of supervisors to help san francisco keep its promise to victims. the number on homicides are going down of the we're heading in the right direction. the increased caseload we're seeing in the community and the d.a.'s office and the public defender's office is a measure of our success. we are, there san francisco is living up to its commitment that it's made. the supplemental will help us do this on every level. we cannot underestimate the interconnectedness of the community and the department on the status of women and t
[ woman ] my boyfriend and it were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >> for hours this evening police in santa cruz search for gunman after shoot out with the cops. when it was all over 2 officers were dead. and so was the suspect. good evening. police chief in santa cruz says this is a horrible, horrible day for the department. and 2 fine officers lost their lives. right now police do not believe there are any other gun men on the loose but as precaution deputy are going thousands house. here's what we know at this point. at 3:30 this afternoon santa cruz police were investigating a sexual assault at house on no suspect fired at police hitting 2 officers.
san francisco as the city of innovation and a wonderful partner and friend to ucsf, mayor lee? >> thank you, just briefly the history is worth repeating, is what our lieutenant governor has always said. i need to remind people what i was doing at that time. i was the little dpw director when gaven became mayor and we were still doing that we brought it out to make sure that we did right, in addition to the payroll tax exemption, we are also creating infrastructure at that time. we are working with the developers to make sure that the infrastructure of mission bay was going to meet the standards that uc san francisco and the bio tech industry was saying in order to come here. it wasn't just one thing alone, it was a combination of many things. and investing in infrastructure at mission bay was an enormous task. something that we had to do, public, privately because we did not have all of the money and we had to get rid of one of my favorite institutions the golfing range. as i was talking with former governor gray davis it was worth giving up. it was something ha we did right i
of a recent murder to protest gun violence in their city. >> stop the violence! stop the violence! do something! >> they call themselves s.a.v.e., an acronym for soldiers against violence everywhere. >> we are soldiers. we're out here in the rain, cold, doing what we do. >> s.a.v.e. was started in 2010 by the pastor at oakland's true vine ministries church after a member of his congregation was shot and killed. >> we sort of took a page from the civil right's movement where they would go to the lunch counters and sit in until they were arrested. so we do stand-ins. we go to the community where someone has been murdered and we go and protest in the community about the violence. >> we are here to support you, let you know that your grandson will never be forgotten. >> i'm here today to support my grandson, aaron, that was killed last month. actually on november 24th. so i'm here to support him to let everyone know that he did have a family. these are our babies. please put these guns away. >> julia ford's grandson was one of oakland's 131 homicide victims in 2012. the murder rates have
and the water department has brought out water bags to try and help if the water is still the problem. the city attorney is sending a claims representative out here to take claims from the people, the city says it will be taking care of all of the people impacted by the mess. the water department is now trying to figure out how to get all of this cleaned up and how to get it all repaired. reporting live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> glad to hear it is not raw sewage. that is better news this morning. >> time for a check on the forecast. >> we will start with live doppler 7 hd, everyone. here is a look at the dry sky sitting over the top of us for the morning commute and for the afternoon and evening commute, too. no rain this forecast cycle today. the coolest weather is petaluma at 42, fairfield at 31 and 34 in pleasanton and 35 in santa clara and union city and saratoga at 39, and you can see the mid-40's around the financial district and san leandro. in the afternoon we have more cloud cover than yesterday, just a few degrees off the high and low-to-upper 60's around the bay and mid-to-u
. the battle is between the as and giants and also with the city of oakland. again, if you remember back in september mayor quan campaigned to keep all three sports teams in oakland and hosting the oakland loves our sports team week. >> mayor quan is trying to create coliseum city. but they want to keep the as, raiders around warriors in the same complex to create a stadium mall, shopping, apartments, what not. it's the only city in the bay area that has three of the six major pro franchises. >> reporter: these guidelines would be the first significant move from the baseball commissioner's office since the committee was set up after the as first unveiled plans to move to san jose years ago. the story doesn't mention the specific guidelines and leaders of both the giants and the as aren't commenting. live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> new developments in the murder case against olympian oscar pistorius. a judge may decide today whether to allow him out on bail. he is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend. now we're learning th
of saint peter dome in vatican city. pope benedict chosen to be pope for life says the failing strength and health are forcing the decision. he was elected to the position about 8 years ago and you can see how the position and age has taken a toll. here he is on day one and today much thinner and more frail. 7 news reporter situations live in vatican city tonight with the latest on a real surprise for all catholic catholics. nick. >> the pope is a shy leader but today announcement reminder of the man they used to call god rottweiler. unpredictable unprecedented and might guarantee the legacy. >> at 85 he's silver hair and cerebral and says he simply can't keep up. pope benedict the 16th told the cardinal that latin he is so infirm i have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the men industryen trusted to me. in the last year benedict grew increasingly frail. >> certainly slowed down a by. you can tell he had trouble negotiating step. started using the cape several months ago. >> the pope never slows down putting the church on orthodox path and opposed sexuality and
even existed. when i challenged his statement he refused them to deal with me apparently told the city attorney's office acting in the capacity as supervisor of records that the documents did not exist. i learned this from an e-mail from dca justin who stated in part i understand from an... i understand this from an e-mail from i am sorry. i understand further that you had a discussion with inspector miranda and that he informed you that he has no additional records in the file. - >> that petition to supervisor the records has been reopened. it is now being reevaluated by the city attorney's office. inspector miranda lied to me and i believe that he made false representations to the deputy city attorney when she was investigating the existence of the documents telling her that they did not exist, and in may a month later we got confirmation that yes there were documents but they were withholding them and they were the law that they were withholding them under. to deny that something exists, when you could have just said, we are going to withhold them based on the law is wrong. . >> tha
schools there and i was -- when i was in the second grade, was in the inner city, one of the poorer neighborhoods in the city. so it was something i thought about since i was a little kid. and so when the case went to the supreme court, i was obviously very interested in following it because it was personal. >> host: talk about the personal connection. i always like to ask that before we get into the meat of it. when you were busing to the inner city, did you have a particularly stance on the question of desegregation and school integrace. >> guest: when you're a kid you don't thing about it. when i was reading at the reaction of the kids in the the '7s when they started buzzing -- busing, a lot of the kids were saying, i like this school, and as i got older i started to think about not only going to schooled and being surrounded by poverty i didn't see in my neighborhoods in the suburbs, but then the school is attended, there was tracking so you had the regular program, honors, and then we had advance programs, and those were cut very closely along race and class lines. so as a kid
, alex savage. >> expect a large dui crack down before, during and after the game. cities across the bay area are setting up checkpoints like this one last night. a large show of force is a warning that drunk driving won't be tolerated. alcohol related car crashes increased 75% on super bowl sunday. >> you have the lights out. you have the cars out. we have the motorcycles out. we are trying to make a big impression that this is a big event and big thing for people not to do. >> in addition to checkpoints patrols will look for intoxicated drivers. bartenders, restaurant servers and people hosting super bowl parties can be held responsible if a drunk guest getting in to an accident. >> 49ers know they will have a big battlel tomorrow. joe joining us live from outside the super dome this morning in new orleans. good morning joe. >> reporter: good morning. i think we have got tone gotten to the point where we want to start playing but we are most familiar with the niners but the ravens are a good team and they have gone the under dog route. they had to win three playoff games. they had a
and one person taken to the hospital. again final clearing stages. a new accident in daly city north skyline boulevard the on-ramp could be shut down to north 101 to get emergency crews and back to the ways app we had a sig-alert but that is lifted and the backup remains southbound 680 to pleasanton and 84 back to livermore so, still, a slow-go area. a san jose man accused of a terror plot to blow up an oakland bank will appear in court. the 28-year-old defendant is a taliban sympathizer who planned to destroy the bank of america on friday. he was arrested after trying to activate a car bomb parked in front of the bank. an underdiscover f.b.i. agent designed something that looked like a bomb but was harmless. civil rights advocates question whether he was capable of carrying out the plot with a documented mental illness. >> we will shift gears from land to sea, ahead the new location where coffee lovers can get a java jolt. >> he calls it a childish spectacle turning down an in >> fremont, palo alto, north bay and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> we are back and looking at the
also in cuba so there was all this traveling from one city to another because later when i got my ph.d. from tulaine university and i went to the irish channel. it's interesting, the irish history connected with new orleans. so the o'reilly family has been in louisiana for centuries. in cuba, nobody remembers him but it was the street of calle oreilly, famous until the 50's for its banks and bookstores. it was one of the favorite streets of (inaudible) secretary of the spanish count of fernandino, my grandfather, another irish man feeling at home in havana. there, at the busy corner of calle street and oreilly was a cafe bakery owned by a catelan. it was described by many foreigners, in particular british and irish who lived in havana at the time, as one of the best order and most elegant cafes in the world. its large door led to a main floor with a fantastic stone floor. i saw it in the 50's, i was very little but i still was there in the 50's, and have a fountain that all that water really produce a refreshing sound that drown the patrons' loud conversations. but what made dominica
resort city. >>> why california's attorney general is suing standard & poor's. >>> and the 49ers' coach jim harbaugh gives his final press conference of the season. >>> the forecast -- at noon. >>> gonna take a lot of hard work. do more and make sure we win. >> cleaning out their lockers and closing out the season. the 49ers talk about the future in their final press conference. good afternoon, i'm tori campbell. the san francisco 49ers' season is finally over. they came close but it didn't quite have the ending they had opened. ktvu's sal castanedo joins us live from the headquarters where the team gathered one final time. good afternoon, sal. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. today was the last day as the santa clara training facility. the players flew back from new orleans last night and they arrived here to clean out their lockers. they cleaned out the lockers and said goodbye, joked around with the press, suitcases wering ad. for some this could have been the last time they had a shot of winning it all. some even thanked the fans. >> it's gone take a lot of hard work like it did t
lost in the story of others, even in my own. and we gift him back to the city and to the people, to his friends and to his colleagues and to the citizens who are the fabric and texture and color of san francisco. so, all of us can stop looking at the death of george moscone and start to put him firmly in our hearts so we can see the likes of him in new community leaders, young artists, queer and colorful, innovators and students, all inside our magnificently and uniquely diverse and never-changing city. san francisco will never be what it was, nothing in life will be. but as i heard recently, we are always nostalgic for a time that never was and often wanting to avoid a future that is inevitable. will change in san francisco as in everywhere is inevitable. and change can be beautiful. we are all of us the agents of change. as george and harvey were. each one of us is the story teller of our lives and the lives of the people we've lost. and that wasn't always the case, as willie mentioned. but because of the likes of george and harvey and so many others, all the way to our mayor ed lee,
, and schools closed in a number of cities. forecasters predicted new england would get the worst of it with up to three feet of snow likely in boston. mayor thomas menino. >> this is a storm of major proportions. stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their job. >> brown: the region also braced for winds reaching 75 miles an hour that will pile up drifts and almost guarantee widespread power outages. as ever, the threat prompted shoppers to pack stores, stocking up on supplies. >> this is panic shopping, so bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> you've got to plan ahead. a couple feet of snow would shut everything down and, who knows, it could be a couple of days, right? >> brown: in new york city, predictions called for as much as a foot of snow, and mayor michael bloomberg said the city had marshaled an army of plows and salt trucks. >> the sanitation department will deploy something like 1,700 snowplows and 65 front-end loaders. it also has 450 salt-spreaders already deployed. >> brown: the storm also focused new concern on the new york and new j
-winning humorist dave barry about miami, the "insane city" that's the focus of his new novel. >> the people come from everywhere, people just weird people are attracted to miami. the wildlife is weird, the weather is weird, it's a festering stew of weirdness. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was de ssible b the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: millions of people in the northeast and new england battened down for a weekend blizzard today. forecasters warned it could be one for the record books. by this afternoon, the gathering storm was beginning to whiten the landscape for hundreds of miles, with long
. >>> the city is preparing for a big five k walk. we will tell you who it benefits and some road closures you will want to know about. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, february 17th. i am mike mibach. >> i am claudine wong. >> good morning, rosemary. >> we have a good looking day and the cooling trends continues for the sunday. waking up with patchy fog and clouds. cool start once again. 30s and 40s into the bay area. temperatures will take a dip. i will tell you by how much. we will be tracking cold weather in the next week ahead. that is coming up. >>> runners are limbering up for what is a san francisco tradition. lorraine blanco is live in china town where they are celebrating the lunar new year. >> they are celebrating the year of the snake. >> people are setting up for the big five k walk. this is at the intersection of sacramento and grant street in san francisco's chinatown. it is the oldest and largest in the nation. the celebration is the biggest outside of asia. this event here attracts 1500 runners and benefits the ymca's youth and teen progra
residents will be able to turn in their guns for cash today. the cities of menlo park, palo alto and east palo alto will hold a gun buy back. the event is from ten to two and all weapons will be accepted anonymously. >>> anti violence groups will also hold a rally in conjunction with that. it's at 11:00. jackie spear will be among a number of speakers. >>> today's events come a day after a day of action to end gun violence. dozens of people part paided in a vigil to remember victims of gun violence. that event was part of a national movement to pressure congress for action on new gun control laws. >> new this morning in his weekly address the president said congress must act now before automatic budget cuts kick in on march first. >> once the cuts take effect, thousands of teachers will be laid off and tens of thousands of parent also have to rush to find child care for their kids. >> the president accuses republicans of failing to meet him halfway. he is calling for tax reform and moderate spending cuts. gop leaders say spending must be pulled into prevent a larger deficit. the presid
. it happens now and then, kansas city has flight delays. what is going on in the west coast, high pressure is deflecting everything to the north, 30s and 40s will give way to mid-60s for some, here is sal. >>> we have a hit-and-run and actually we will start with this first. i'm sorry this is northbound 880 in oakland there is an injury accident some somewhere embarcadero and broadway and you can see the backup is already building here in oakland northbound. this is a big problem for the nimitz freeway northbound and traffic is building. now let's talk about the hit- and-run in san jose, somebody died as a result of being hit by a car and the car sped away and police are not releasing any details except that it was a dark car they are looking for and we will bring you the latest as soon as they are set up and ready to go. >>> we have developing news from oakland, the fbi is busy helping police in a major homicide investigation. they are questioning for than a dozen suspects with a standoff that ended hours ago. it started yesterday afternoon. s.w.a.t. teams surrounded a house on 88th avenu
, light volume through dale city and woodbrige and lorton and the beltway. southbound 95 overnight for several hours they dealt with a crash. they had just cleared expecit. that was in dumphries. accidents involving a tractor- trailer. now this has cleared. good news. emergency pothole palooza of the virginia beltway on the inner loop near 66 taking away one lane. that's the only thing we have going on, on the capital beltway. back to you. >> thank you. >> d.c. police shot a man who investigators say was violating a restraining order filed by his estranged wife. >> the suspect had made previous attempts to see his wife but always managed to leave before police arrived. officers said he was there when they responded this time to go home on 13th street nw overnight. he was armed. that's why he was shot. we don't know where the suspect was shot on his body but he was taken to a hospital in stable condition. >> a developing story from the south pacific. at least four people are dead after a car for its quicktrip region. the magnitude 8.0 quake that hit the solomon islands on several s
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they captured in 2011. it shows a airport and city in afghanistan. this all comes as the senate intelligence committee will receive a classified document today. some members of congress are angry saying the white house targeted americans overseas without congressional oversight. reports showed two americans killed in 2011 were working for al-qaeda. we expect to learn more in the next hour, senators can question the defense secretary who is at a hearing this hour. also the white house spokesperson is meeting the media right now. live in washington. >> will iran's leader has rejected holding nudge negotiation was the united states. he rejected all direct negotiations. he said american threats don't frighten iran. however iran will take part in nuclear negotiations involving six world powers that include the united states. >> new, the president wrapped up his remarking at the national prayer breakfast in washington dc just about 45 minutes ago. the president, first lady and vice president all tended the event. its been a tradition for presidents to attend the prayer breakfast dating back to t
with that? how do we deal with the fact that in most cities and urban areas, it's not even a possibility. it's not even feasible anymore. >> host: is their popular opinion based on this sort of legal term we have seen now? >> guest: legally, it's very hard. i write about the school choice movement and i really think that is got into the consciousness of the american public and people really feel like they deserve the right to have a choice of schools. so i think turning around and saying okay, let's implement this busing program and you have to send your kids here, don't know if it's politically feasible that way and it's a controlled choice. it's a choice program but the choices are managed. so i think that has -- just in terms of where people live i think. you have had cities and some schools are becoming -- in the suburbs are becoming more diverse and in the inner cities you have the white middle-class moving back in in washington d.c. and new york so there are some opportunities. but i don't think forced busing, it's not going to be at. >> host: i'm glad you mentioned that. it's sort of
of a 13- year-old suisun city girl pled not guilty today to rape and murder charges. anthony lamar jones could face the death penalty if convicted. 13-year-old genelle conway allen's body was found dumped in a fairfield park earlier this month. she was laid to rest in benicia this afternoon. >>> meanwhile, investigators are calling off the search for the victims of the so-called "speed freak" killers after a six-week long investigation, the fbi couldn't find any human remains at the bottom of an abandoned well in linden in joaquin county. that's where convicted serial killer westly shermantine and loren herzog indicated they buried bodies during their killing spree in the '80s and '90s. >>> for the first time in two years, a majority of californians like the job governor brown is doing. 57% of voters approve of brown's performance according to a new field poll that's out today. that's an 11-point jump from last october. even the legislature's job performance marks rose to 36%. the field poll also found voters believe democratic control of the le
for clues in a fatal shooting last night in that city's laurel neighborhood. near quickly street. bullet casings littered the street and police said the shooter was still at large. the victim's identity has not been released. >>> president obama is expected to push for stricter laws on guns. fearful of looming gun control measures thousands today packed a gun show. joins us live to tell us some of the trends at this event. ali. >> organizers say attendance was doubled what it was last year with 4000 people coming through the front entrance and it was items like this, all types of ammunition. >> would you like to sign up for the nra. >> told us they signed up about 200 new members this weekend as people walked into the code of the west gun show. they attribute to the debate on gun control. >> the obama administration and they are pushing for gun laws and then the california state legislature has a massive amount of gun laws. >> tom coal today said an outright ban on assault weapons isn't likely to pass the senate. >> i don't think they are. >> but some gun owners worry about changes at th
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